buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gentle wafts of hay and orange come from a perfect golden lager with a frothy, lingering head. Surprisingly complex in the mouth, biscuity malt is rolled over by a bit of tart, rough hop flavour. Lingering bitter aftertaste.
Quite nice, and a lot better than I expected from one of New Zealandís unimaginative big commercial brewers. But through one reason or another (the brewery having to relocate due to the Christchurch earthquake? A desire to challenge the growing craft market on their own terms?). Whatever the reason, this is a very full and flavoursome New Zealand Pilsner style - not as hopped as some, and the malt is bettered by others, but as a middle-of-the-road, hot summerís afternoon sort of pilsner, this does well.
Rubin77 (1460) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
F: big, white, average retention.
C: pale gold, clear.
A: malt, grassy, floral, citrus, hint of bread, lemongrass, light fruitiness.
T: malt, lemongrass, bread, hint of caramel, biscuits, medium body, medium carbonation, good one, 330ml bottle from New World supermarket near airport in Nadi in Fiji.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, grass, nuts, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, grass, grain, florals, and bread.
explosivedog (660) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Last Kitchen in Fox Glacier. Malt vinegar dominates the aroma, a little grassy hops coming through in the flavour. Not really sure what differentiates this from your normal macro produced pale lager. Pretty poor.
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale colour. Mild grassy hoppy aroma, taste follows the nose. Pretty light body and mouthful. Decent enough for what it is
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[8342-20160522] Tap. Light grassy aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grassy light grains flavour. Light-medium body. Average. (6/3/5/3-/12) 2.9
(@ Macís The Vic, Nelson, NZ)
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016-05-22. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of lightly grassy hops, pale malt. Flavour of grassy hops, good amount of bitterness throughout, pale malt base. 7+ Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ 7/3/8/3/14 On tap at The Vic, Nelzon, NZ.
blipp (8618) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Fox in Auckland. Pours clear gold with a white head. Crisp malty base, clean, and faint floral bitterness. Finishes crisp clean and refreshing. Super drinkable.
beer-yum (1514) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Restrained fruity aroma in a golden pour. Nicely balanced taste with clean bitter finish. Not bad for a mass market beer - and one of the best from this brewery.
Bule (1999) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Some mild hops, but otherwise tastes like a pale lager style.
tombutlin (274) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 OK go-to beer when thereís little else on offer. This used to be better, but I think the accountants have taken control and dropped the hops. Go for the Macs Green Beret if it is alongside - thatís quite decent for a mass market brew